Little has been heard of the former president since the man he had hoped would succeed him embarked on a crusade against the eventual winner of last August's presidential election. Kenyatta's people worry that rocking the boat could jeopardise the family's sprawling business interests.
Financiers working for former president Uhuru Kenyatta and his pick of presidential candidate Raila Odinga have since turned to William Ruto in the hopes of protecting their business empires and are willing to pour cash into the new head of state's key projects.
Visiting Kenya this Wednesday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to make concessions to his counterpart William Ruto. The aim is to engage in cooperation and thus avoid alienating a potential competitor on the continental stage.
The new Kenyan president is seeking to consolidate his support in the regions that have supported him the most, while at the same time leaving a fair share for his main allies. The goal is to maximise his chances of re-election in five years' time.